Community investing is one of the four key strategies of socially responsible investors. Community development financial institutions' primary business is supporting local economic empowerment, reducing poverty, financing affordable housing, and job creation. Such a bank, credit union, or other financial institution may work within a small locality, regionally, or globally.

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Accent Group
UK based Community Investment Business. Acts as a catalyst for change in communities. Works in Health, Education, Regeneration and Housing.
BlueOrchard Finance s.a.
Swiss company specializing in the management of investment funds dedicated to the micro-finance industry. Serves investors, funds, and micro-finance institutions supporting sustainable development of micro-entrepreneurship in emerging economies.
Calvert Foundation
Non-profit organization offering community investment notes that fight poverty, finance affordable homes, fund small and micro businesses and engage in community development.
Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions
National CDFI membership organization offering promotion, training, research, and networking. United States.
Community Capital Management
Registered investment advisor focusing on fixed income management. Information for individuals, institutions, and banks/thrifts. USA
Community Development Finance Association
Membership organization providing capacity building, networking, development, and research. United Kingdom.
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
Intermediary serving community development venture capital funds through training, financing, consulting, research, and advocacy. US and Global working groups.
Developing World Markets MicroFinance, LLC
Arranges financing for microfinance institutions in the developing world enabling low income entrepreneurs with no legitimate alternative access to capital to start and run their own micro enterprises. USA
Friends of women's World Banking, India
Microfinance institution in India. Targets the economically disadvantaged women section in Indian society.
Latino Community Credit Union
Community-based, member-owned nonprofit financial institution providing protection of financial assets, loans, financial independence and education. Fully bilingual. United States.
Metropolitan Housing Partnership
Community investment specialises in community funding projects, affordable houses for renting in London, alternative to council housing and shared ownership schemes. UK.
A group of associated professionals discussing micro finance investments. Weblog.
MicroPlace, Inc.
Web-based service offers investments in microfinance to alleviate global poverty. USA
Microfinance investment firm providing capital and management oversight to emerging market microfinance institutions in order to build capital markets that work for the world's entrepreneurial poor. USA
National Community Investment Fund
Community development financial intermediary reinvesting institutional monies in independent and minority-owned financial institutions with a community development focus. United States.
National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
Coalition dedicated to strengthening the credit unions that serve low-income communities -- known as "community development credit unions." Provides financial, technical, and human resources to CDCUs. USA
A large financier of the microfinance sector worldwide. Funds projects in the South benefiting disadvantaged and marginalised people. Cooperative society business structure. Loans channeled through a network of offices spread over Latin America, Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe. Finances cooperatives or small and medium-sized enterprises involved in agriculture, trade, services and manufacturing.
Opportunity Finance Network
A US-based membership organization of CDFIs. Provides capital, technical assistance, and development services to support the revitalization of economically-disadvantaged urban, rural, and reservation-based communities.
Self Help Credit Union
Community development deposit accounts for those wishing to help small businesses, nonprofits, women, minorities, rural residents, and low-wealth families. United States.
Social Finance
Set up to lay the foundations for a social investment bank to help enable the third sector to respond to society's needs by facilitating greater access to investment. UK
Unity Trust Bank
Provides UK banking and financial services to the trade union, charity, voluntary and credit union sectors.
US SIF: Community Investing
Introduction and in-depth information published by Co-op America and the Social Investment Forum Foundation.
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